Havens Family Dental

Pain-Relieving Root Canals in Blacklick

Are you suffering from tooth pain or sensitivity?

If not treated, infected or dead dental pulp can build up at the root of the tooth and form a painful abscess that can destroy the bones and tissue that support your tooth.

Years ago, teeth with diseased or injured pulps had to be removed. Today, however, root canal therapy can quickly and painlessly save an infected tooth from extraction. If you want a gentle dentist, dedicated to preserving natural smiles, schedule the root canal therapy appointment you need with Dr. Hickman at Havens Family Dental today.

How Do Root Canals Work?

Root canals remove the inflamed, infected, or dead inner pulp of decayed or damaged teeth. Inner tooth pulp is a soft substance at the center of the tooth that consists of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues.

The pulp chamber and canals extend through the roots of teeth and into the supporting bone. Some roots have more than one root canal, but all have at least one. When a root canal is treated, the infected tooth pulp is gently removed, and all the canals and pulp chamber are promptly filled and sealed to prevent subsequent infections.

Since a fully developed tooth can survive without its inner pulp, a root canal restored tooth can remain permanently free of decay, sensitivity, and pain.

Are Root Canals Painful?

Not at all! Root canals cause no more discomfort than getting a simple cavity filling. In fact, root canals are more accurately described as pain relieving procedures.

When your anesthetic wears off, your gums may be sore, even though the nerve is no longer inside the tooth. This is because there are still nerve endings around the outside of the tooth that may be inflamed as a result of an advanced dental abscess. After a few days, the bone and tissues around the tooth will fully heal, and you will be able to enjoy a fully restored and pain-free tooth.

Do You Need A Root Canal?

Root canals can resolve many dental problems including pain and discomfort from:

  • Dental abscess
  • Deep cavities
  • Dental injury or trauma
  • Root resorption
  • Repeated dental work on the same tooth

How Soon Can I Schedule My Appointment?

You don’t have to tolerate tooth pain or sensitivity. Make an appointment for the root canal you need with Dr. Hickman and Havens Family Dental. Dr. Hickman is a trusted restorative dentist, delivering quality care throughout Blacklick, Pataskala, Gahanna, New Albany, Reynoldsburg, and the surrounding East Columbus communities.

We offer an array of early morning and late evening appointments for your convenience. At Havens Family Dental we emphasize the importance of overall oral health. Let us help you restore and save your beautiful smile!

As always our front office team is happy to go over any financial questions along with helping find a payment plan that fits comfortably with your budget.